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Term: plasmsheet

In the magnetosphere, the core of the magnetotail in which the plasma is hotter and denser than in the tail lobes north and south of it. The plasmasheet is thought to be separated from the tail lobes by the sheet of the ”last closed field lines” and it typically lies beyond geosynchronous orbit.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan